Portfolio Investment, net (BoP, current US$)
Definition: Portfolio investment covers transactions in equity securities and debt securities. Data are in current U.S. dollars.
Description: The map below shows how Portfolio Investment, net (BoP, current US$) varies by country. The shade of the country corresponds to the magnitude of the indicator. The darker the shade, the higher the value. The country with the highest value in the world is Germany, with a value of 168,286,000,000.00. The country with the lowest value in the world is United Kingdom, with a value of -189,620,000,000.00.
Source: International Monetary Fund, Balance of Payments Statistics Yearbook and data files.
General Comments: Note: Data are based on the sixth edition of the IMF's Balance of Payments Manual (BPM6) and are only available from 2005 onwards. In BPM6, the headings of the financial account have been changed from credits and debits to net acquisition of financial assets and net incurrence of liabilities; i.e., all changes due to credit and debit entries are recorded on a net basis separately for financial assets and liabilities. Financial account balances are calculated as the change in assets minus the change in liabilities; signs are reversed from previous editions.